DC Movies To Be Announced This Month; WB Explains Initial BATMAN V SUPERMAN/ CAP 3 Battle

Teasing that Justice League is coming sooner than we think, Warner bros' president has commented on Batman v Superman's new date and its previous which would have taken on Captain America 3.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/8/2014
Entertainment Weekly recently ran a piece this morning on the initial 2016 superhero movie showdown that "everybody has won," thanks to Warner Bros. updating its movie schedule earlier this week. Marvel/Disney didn't reveal Captain America 3 as the title for its May 6, 2016 movie until after The Winter Soldier became a Spring hit at the box office, however, they did claim the date about a year before Warner Bros. had scheduled Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated Man of Steel follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for release on that same date. While things have since changed, as aforementioned, many still wonder what made Warner initiate the potential showdown in the first place. “In terms of going back and reviewing the situation, it looked to us—and maybe our reconnaissance wasn’t great—that they were not going to have a movie [ready] on that date,” explains Dan Fellman, the president of domestic distribution at Warner. “Just that they held onto it and they might not be able to deliver. But they took another position.”

Of course, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will, instead, arrive on March 25, 2016. “The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie,” says Fellman. “If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so many movies, one after the other. You can start with Spider-Man, two weeks later Godzilla, and then Maleficent, and then Edge of Tomorrow, and then Jump Street and Transformers. And the one thing they all had in common, not one of them did over $250 million. We’ll be the first one up [in 2016], which is very important, and we’ll have six weeks before Captain America comes in.”

Along with the new date for Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. also added nine other untitled DC Comics adaptations all the way up through 2020, and Dan Fellman teases that “some of those untitled DC movies should begin to be announced later this month,” but that's not all. The Warner president also said that the first Zack Snyder-directed Justice League movie might be closer than you think. When EW asked Fellman if they will release a quick sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice instead of waiting the usual two to three years, he replied, “While it hasn’t been officially announced, I think it’s a pretty good bet.” It's already been reported that the 2016 movie is currently filming back-to-back with the Justice League movie which could be what Dan Fellman is insinuating. What do you think?
Source: EW
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batz11 - 8/8/2014, 7:47 AM
Can't wait for the Justice League movie, wonder if they are shootin it back to back with Dawn?
Pasto - 8/8/2014, 7:55 AM
Flame war eminent.
CherryBomb - 8/8/2014, 7:56 AM
March or May, this movie is gonna make a ton of money.
So glad at least one studio put aside their pride and moved the date.

Really excited to hear the upcoming slate!
I'm hoping for WW solo movie, Aquaman solo and (I know it's a long shot but..) Teen Titans.
Could not care for Shazam, I'm sure he's a great character but he's too similar to Superman. I prefer some Diversity.
MrBlackjack - 8/8/2014, 7:56 AM
SageMode - 8/8/2014, 7:57 AM
Aka "we got chickenshit scared."
Starfox - 8/8/2014, 7:58 AM
"the first real Justice League adventure might be closer than you think"
MrNiklander - 8/8/2014, 7:58 AM
He has a point if I was WB I would rather have the movie that I like make money so bring it March 2016 I will be ready
JordanKing - 8/8/2014, 7:59 AM
Like I said..

blackandyellow - 8/8/2014, 8:01 AM
"Flame war eminent".

ALmazing - 8/8/2014, 8:02 AM
WB's reasoning


GIFSoup

I'm interested to see what they announce though.
Superior - 8/8/2014, 8:04 AM
Smart move, WB. I'm glad they understand the nonstop chain of blockbusters coming out week after week.
ManWithNoName - 8/8/2014, 8:04 AM
That was actually quite reasonable
blackandyellow - 8/8/2014, 8:06 AM
cipher is either:

A. Passed out drunk in a drainage ditch.
B. At in-patient rehab
C. In jail
D. Murdered by his girlfriend

My gut tells me B.
BruceLeroy - 8/8/2014, 8:07 AM
This wouldn't even have been a situation if WB didn't try to throw their weight around and force Marvel from the release date.

They must've been trying to prove a point but failed in doing so.
charlie2094 - 8/8/2014, 8:08 AM
Sounds good! Was pulling for either Marvel or DC/WB to bring their film up to March/April, good to see BvS move.

Can't wait to see what they announce! Sure Shazam & Wonder Woman will be the two first solos, along with a Justice League film. Pulling for a new Green Lantern though!
yossarian - 8/8/2014, 8:08 AM
shabat - 8/8/2014, 8:09 AM
I'm with Cherrybomb, I want a WW solo movie. I still feel she should have had one before showing up in BvS, but we'll see how they handle her.
Superior - 8/8/2014, 8:09 AM
But Marvel stood their ground. They have balls of steel for that.
0megaDaGod - 8/8/2014, 8:09 AM


Complete BS on the date change. The only thing more hilarious than the action is the fake explanation, but we already knew knew that and saw it coming

But what he said about any movie coming out at any week is totally legit. Blockbusters are popping up all over the place. Transformers was probably a shittier movie than TASM2 (at least I think), yet it's widely outgrossing TASM2 despite not having that prime May date.

Either way, as long as they're making watchable/good/great movies then no worries

I'm ready

blackandyellow - 8/8/2014, 8:11 AM
Please no Hal Jordan. I just want to see Gusto breakdown.

Pasto - 8/8/2014, 8:11 AM
@b&y
Me grammar much improve. Stunderstood?
0megaDaGod - 8/8/2014, 8:12 AM
@MrBlackJack



Not sure if anyone will EVER use that Watchmen gif more appropriately
Haff - 8/8/2014, 8:13 AM
New DC/WB movies to be unveiled soon?

antoineflemming - 8/8/2014, 8:13 AM
smart move WB. Cap3 will have a whole lot of competition. BvS won't.
Pasto - 8/8/2014, 8:13 AM
With my avatar and the way I type, I feel like Michael Scott.
MrCBM56 - 8/8/2014, 8:14 AM
Can't wait to find out what movies they have planned.
Omarvls - 8/8/2014, 8:14 AM
Like I've said before it's good business
NOW BvS has a chance at a 2 Billion Dollar Box Office
Pasto - 8/8/2014, 8:15 AM
^lets not put the cart before the horse.
DrunkenNukem - 8/8/2014, 8:15 AM
It was a smart move...both movies will make a lot of money now
Omarvls - 8/8/2014, 8:16 AM
BTW
40 CBM in 6 years that is Insane
There will be some very expensive flops
JoshuaGraham - 8/8/2014, 8:16 AM
So its either Shazam or Justice league taking that spot in august 2016.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/8/2014, 8:17 AM
I'm ready for some announcements! Shazam is definitely gonna be the other 2016 movie, and then JL after that most likely. Other than that I'm hoping for Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and a Green Lantern reboot(because he deserves one).
yossarian - 8/8/2014, 8:17 AM
Miley bought herself some midget friends.
Omarvls - 8/8/2014, 8:18 AM
This is what I want from DC/WB

Flash Solo-Wonder Woman Solo-New GODS

Marvel

Black Panther-Nova-Inhumans
Starfox - 8/8/2014, 8:20 AM
Yeah I'm really hoping they have a Aquaman Solo Adventure dated somewhere. It would be dope!
PAF - 8/8/2014, 8:21 AM
"This wouldn't even have been a situation if WB didn't try to throw their weight around and force Marvel from the release date."



PREACH @BruceLeroy
Omarvls - 8/8/2014, 8:21 AM
It's funny how both these studios play off each other

DC/WB will announce their slate later on this month and then like clockwork Marvel will announce theirs a week later

yossarian - 8/8/2014, 8:22 AM
Batmaniac - 8/8/2014, 8:22 AM
Wait, so JL might be released in 2016 too?!
MY BODY ISN'T READY!
MrBlackjack - 8/8/2014, 8:22 AM
Hey @Turk did GOTG flop?
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